Job ID: 167309

Scene Shop Supervisor / Instructor of Scenic Technology

Virginia Tech

  • Sep. 15, 2021
  • Scene Shop Supervisor / Instructor of Scenic Technology
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • open until filled
  • Jan. 10, 2022
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Professional Staff
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

The School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech seeks a Scene Shop Supervisor who will assist in the construction of scenery for the program’s season of productions and instruct undergraduate and graduate students in theatre technology within the Department of Theatre & Cinema.

Required qualifications:
A BA or BFA degree in a theatre-related discipline or a BA in another field with equivalent technical theatre experience; a record of significant experience in the field of technical theatre, including: MIG welding; advanced carpentry, rigging, shop supervision, lighting, shop equipment maintenance, and electrical wiring practice. Work at heights on ladders, telescopic lifts, and grids; be able to lift 50 lbs; and have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications:
M.F.A. in scenic technology or related discipline, AutoCAD and Excel use, TIG welding and metal fabrication (machining), experience in automation (hydraulics, pneumatics, motors, control), First Aid/CPR training, material requisition, and previous student supervision.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please submit (1) cover letter, (2) professional resume, and (3) names and contact information for three references.

  • Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

    Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Contact Information

  • Chris Russo
    School of Performing Arts
    Virginia Tech
    195 Alumni Mall
    Henderson Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

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